With consumers spending time online, many big brands are reaching them online through the development of original Web series and exclusive online program sponsorships.

In this 45-minute video, five top publishers and advertising executives examine the the state of branded and sponsored video on the Web — what works, what doesn't and where this nascent media may be going.

The session is moderated by Karen Cahn, VP for Branded Partnerships, AOL with panelists Lloyd Braun, Producer, Co-Owner BermanBraun; Scott Donaton, President-CEO of Ensemble; Yolanda Lam, SVP Digital, MediaVest; and Stephanie Sarofian, SVP, Managing Director, Digitas.

The session was taped at the AOL Studio in Manhattan on September 27 and was produced as part of  AOL's sponsorship of Beet.TV. 

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Andy Plesser